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August 2017

28 - 29 August 2017

Join Dr. Michelle Zeibots and Nicky Ison for a short course on Travel Planning.

Participants to learn-by-doing through a series of interactive exercises that provide instruction on applying the Travel Plan methodology to a range of different sites (workplace and mixed-use residential). It provides insights and approaches to effective communication with key decision-makers, specifying Travel Plans as part of the regulatory requirements for development consent and on-going management, monitoring and evaluation. 

September 2017

11 - 12 September 2017

Join Dr. Michelle Zeibots for a short course on integrated transport and land use.

This course provides an introduction to transport and land-use relationships from a whole-of-system perspective, encompassing physical network operations, land-use morphology and economic agglomeration factors.

Past events

June 2017

15 June 2017

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out a transformative development agenda through collaboration between the public, private and civil society sectors. This emphasis on partnerships rightly acknowledges the interconnections between social equity, environmental stewardship and economic prosperity. Yet, working across sectors on complex social, environmental and economic problems is challenging!

The purpose of this workshop is to provide development practitioners with an understanding of Systems Thinking as an approach to help us engage with complexities of sustainable development. By taking a holistic perspective, new opportunities emerge which can help to address underlying causes of social, environmental and economic injustice.

13 June 2017
The Sydney Forum is a collaboration between AIRAH, the Energy Efficiency Council, the Green Building Council of Australia, NABERS, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures.
 
The forum will explore the initiatives and actions that can be implemented to optimise a much-neglected part of the built environment: mid-tier commercial buildings.
13 - 14 June 2017

This two-day interactive conference will bring together expert researchers and practitioners of international development to explore how partnerships across diverse sectors can magnify impact towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

May 2017

24 May 2017
Twenty years after the Bringing them Home report was released by the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families, Australian law continues to fail Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. Children are being placed in out-of home care in unprecedented numbers. Juvenile detention centres are filled with Aboriginal young people, many who previously experienced government neglect whilst in ‘care’. At the same time Royal Commissions and Inquiries investigate and present findings with respect to institutional violence in detention, abuse in care, institutional child sex abuse and failings of child protection departments.
 
Bringing them Home found that Australian child welfare needed to be ‘completely overhauled’. Yet the recommendations from Bringing them Home with respect to contemporary child welfare and juvenile justice remain largely unimplemented.
 
Why?
24 May 2017

The global 'perfect storm' brewing in the 21st century can be captured in a single concept - Anthropocene - an existential crisis of our own making over which we have very little control. Join us for a symposium with Professor Will Steffen, one of Australia's foremost Earth System scientists.

April 2017

10 April 2017

Jumbunna Research Unit & the Institute for Sustainable Futures & the Equity and Diversity Unit UTS invite you to the Indigenous Research Synergies Seminar: Indigenous Practices of Wellbeing, with Dr. Melissa Lewis and Victor Steffensen.

This talking circle brings together Indigenous practitioners to share their unique practices and insights for transforming life pathways for wellbeing.
5 April 2017

Come hear Sarina Kilham pitch her research at the NSW semi-final for the British Council’s FameLab: powerpoint is banned and fun encouraged!

4 April 2017

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), is hosting a no-cost webinar on the launch of REN21’s newest report: Renewables Global Futures Report: Great debates towards 100% renewable energy. 

March 2017

November 2016

October 2016

25 October 2016

Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature is a cinematic immersion into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world.

10 - 11 October 2016

This course provides an introduction to transport and land-use relationships from a whole-of-system perspective, encompassing physical network operations, land-use morphology and economic agglomeration factors. The course combines theory with practical workshop examples.

September 2016

19 - 20 September 2016

Participants to learn-by-doing through a series of interactive exercises that provide instruction on applying the Travel Plan methodology to a range of different sites (workplace and mixed-use residential). It provides insights and approaches to effective communication with key decision-makers, specifying Travel Plans as part of the regulatory requirements for development consent and on-going management, monitoring and evaluation. 

8 September 2016

This conversation between Tania Leimbach and Dena Fam will explore the role and potential of design within organisations throughout the 21st century.

5 September 2016

UTS and Meshed are plased to invite you to an exciting hands on Internet of Things workshop, featuring the co-founder of Amsterdam's The Things Network, Wienke Giezeman!

5 September 2016

UTS and Meshed are pleased to invite you to an exciting seminar featuring the co-founder of Amsterdam's The Things Network, Wienke Giezeman.

August 2016

16 August 2016

International expert, Dr Barbara Reck, from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (USA) is visiting UTS to share her insights on the global opportunity for a circular economy and the implications for Australia. This public lecture is hosted by researchers form the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures and UTS Business School who are collaborating with Dr Reck in the Wealth from Waste Cluster. 

2 August 2016

Join Engineers Australia’s Sustainable Engineering Society and University of Technology Sydney for ‘The Big Conversation' on the significant risks that climate change poses for our social, financial, and energy systems. These risks are serious, but there are amazing opportunities to be achieved through an urgent re-framing of our economy. Ian Dunlop, a global leader in advising on these risks, will be our eminent speaker followed by Q&A panel to discuss the opportunities.

July 2016

20 July 2016

UTS, in partnership with IoT integrators Meshed, invites you to the launch of the Sydney Community Internet of Things Network.

14 July 2016

We are delighted to invite you for drinks and discussion on how solar, storage and start ups will transform Australia’s energy market. Join Australia’s leading experts and two of our most exciting storage startups as they explore the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. 

June 2016

16 June 2016

The winning concepts in a public design competition focusing on cool and “smart” bus shelters adapted to address the high temperatures associated with climate change will be decided on June 16. The Climate Adapted People Shelter (CAPS) competition sought designs that maximise thermal performance and user comfort, as well as potentially building in “smart” technology to collect, and even share, data with stakeholders such as commuters and planners.

May 2016

26 May 2016
Join us for the fourth annual Green Week Sustainability Dinner on 26th May at The Apprentice Restaurant for an inspiring evening of ideas and a ‘delicious and nutritious’ 3 course meat-free meal from the next generation of chefs.
 
Hear from ISF’s Director, Stuart White, on the environmental impacts of our food choices, and from student chefs about how to design and cook delicious and nutritious meat-free meals. Enjoy delightful organic wine and hear what makes organic so good from Tamburlaine Wines.
11 May 2016

Can smarter planning & innovative design slow our slide into decline?

April 2016

5 April 2016

The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) and the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology Sydney welcome you to join us for a special look into China's transitioning energy policy and how it fits into the 'new normal' economy. 

February 2016

24 - 26 February 2016

It’s back!  We are delighted to announce the 2016 Australian Summer Study on Energy Productivity will be held in Sydney from 24 to 26 February 2016.

January 2016

November 2015

29 November - 3 December 2015

The Institute is pleased to support the International Conference on Sustainable Water Management to be held at Murdoch University, Perth from 29 November to 3 December 2015.

23 November 2015

Local Government and Sustainable Contaminated Lands Management and Remediation

August 2015

25 August 2015

The Institute is pleased to be the event sponsor for this special City Talk

July 2015

22 - 23 July 2015

This two-day Lab offers a deep immersion into creative intelligence and design thinking; a design-based process and method for driving innovation.

15 July 2015

Disasters don't affect everyone equally – girls are often at exceptional risk. What does it take to respond to girls in the aftermath of a disaster? Join us for a free special event featuring Plan International staff, and experts in disaster resilience.

June 2015

2 June 2015

Come and enjoy a tasty three course dinner to raise awareness of the issue of food waste in NSW

1 - 3 June 2015

Be part of seeing how future technology, innovative business models and policies can harness new value from resources, unlock prosperity and conquer the waste challenge.

April 2015

27 - 28 April 2015

Travel Plans are site-specific transport strategies that aim to increase opportunities for using active transport (walking and cycling), public transport and innovative approaches to car travel such as carshare and car-pooling. This two-day course enables participants to learn-by-doing through a series of interactive exercises that provide instruction on applying the Travel Plan methodology to a range of different sites (workplace and mixed-use residential). It provides insights and approaches to effective communication with key decision-makers, specifying Travel Plans as part of the regulatory requirements for development consent and on-going management, monitoring and evaluation.

February 2015

December 2014

8 December 2014

Join adaptation practitioners from government, industry and universities to share the latest in climate change adaptation, and discuss the future of adapting NSW. The Office of Environment and Heritage would like to invite you to AdaptNSW 2014, a free event sharing the latest research and resources on minimising the impacts of climate change.

November 2014

21 - 23 November 2014

On the weekend of the 21-23 November, the Global Sustainability Jam takes place in Sydney, simultaneously with 60 other events around the world. The Sustainability Jam is a global event for people interested in turning their ideas into projects and to develop design-based solutions that can make our shared future more sustainable.

October 2014

28 October 2014

The Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), in partnership with TAFE NSW (Sydney Institute) will be holding a fun, interactive, and ‘sustainable/green’ food event! The event is FREE and open to all.

23 October 2014

The Institute for Sustainable Futures invites you to a special screening of the new U.S. environmental documentary, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.

21 October 2014

Presentation followed by opportunity to network

9 October 2014

This public lecture and panel discussion confronts the contribution of consumer culture to the world’s environmental and social challenges. It examines how human values underpin these challenges, and how we can work with values to find pathways towards sustainable futures.

September 2014

27 September 2014

Bring your well-loved clothing with moth holes or other afflictions for an appraisal and advice about repair. Simple repairs will be done on the spot at no cost! You will have the materials and tools to do it yourself, with the help and guidance of our expert repairers. This repair workshop will focus on mending, darning, hems and buttons, disguising blemishes and up-cycling.

27 September 2014

Bring your well-loved clothing with moth holes or other afflictions for an appraisal and advice about repair. Simple repairs will be done on the spot at no cost! You will have the materials and tools to do it yourself, with the help and guidance of our expert repairers. This repair workshop will focus on mending, darning, hems and buttons, disguising blemishes and up-cycling.

August 2014

5 August 2014

There are more digital devices in Australia than people and approximately 70% of us report having at least one digital device at home not being used because it is broken or ‘old’. Give them a new life at this free fix-it workshop. Learn and speak to experts who repair items regularly. Bring your broken mobile, tablet, desktop computer, laptop or other digital gadget for an appraisal and advice about repair. Simple repairs will be done on the spot at no cost. You may even be able to do it yourself! Learn when it may be cheaper to repair than buy new.

July 2014

31 July 2014

Will repairing what’s broken and regaining what’s tossed cause a new boom worth billions?

28 July - 1 August 2014

This course is designed for professionals, researchers and graduate students in the field of sustainable development planning who seek to strengthen their analytical capacity with Systems Thinking and System Dynamics. It is also well suited as introductory course for government officials who are using, or are planning to use, the Threshold 21 (T21) model for medium-long term sustainability analysis in their country.

16 July 2014

In 2010, the UN General Assembly recognised the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. But really, what does this mean in practice?  If this question triggers any curiosity in you, come along!

June 2014

27 June 2014

Speakers from around the world will present on-going work from their organisations and local networks. Delegates will have opportunities to interact with speakers and delegates as well as contribute to future strategies for global water efficiency policy and best practice.

16 - 17 June 2014

The Institute for Sustainable Futures, in partnership with a coalition of organisations supporting community energy, is coordinating Australia’s first congress on community renewables.

May 2014

22 May 2014

Do animals feel only when we have feelings for them? Do they have value only when they are our pets or make us money? This public forum takes stock of how we respond to inconvenient animal populations.

April 2014

3 - 4 April 2014

For decades, cheap abundant energy has underpinned Australia’s economic growth.  As energy prices rise, and carbon constraints bite, our future prosperity depends on using energy more efficiently.  Using less, while doing more is key to Australia’s economic future. This Forum tackles this critical, ambitious challenge: How do we double energy productivity in Australia?

March 2014

28 March 2014

Come for the big ideas breakfast and stay for the industrial ecology forum.

February 2014

12 February 2014

Workshop on solving network constraints and improving the economics of concentrating solar power (CSP)

6 February 2014

Workshop on solving network constraints and improving the economics of concentrating solar power (CSP)

November 2013

October 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

March 2013

February 2013

November 2012

October 2012

29 - 30 October 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

13 June 2012

April 2012

20 April 2012